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Re: NS RTTY Sprint

Al Hanzl
 

Started out nicely on 20. Thought I would do well.
But 40 was tough for me also.
Heard K6MR and ZFO and others but they could not hear me and lots of QRN and QRM with other stations calling on top of each other.
I did not try 80. I have put up a shortened dipole for 80 to try it out.
(I am on a corner lot with relatively small backyard not conducive for long antennas).
Will look for you next time.
73
Al
K2AL

On May 12, 2017, at 9:54 AM, Richard White <whiter26@...> wrote:

I tried to work the NS RTTY Sprint last night and finally gave up. The first
5 minutes on 40 meters I did not see or copy a call on my screen. I finally
copied K4GMH and AC0E calls but not their exchange or who they were working.
I think K6MR was on but all I could copy from him was MR and none of his
exchange. After 15 minutes I gave up having not worked any call. Propagation
in Missouri was nonexistent. Will try again next week.

Dick KS0M



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Fulton, MO 65251 U.S.A

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NS RTTY Sprint

Richard White <whiter26@...>
 

I tried to work the NS RTTY Sprint last night and finally gave up. The first
5 minutes on 40 meters I did not see or copy a call on my screen. I finally
copied K4GMH and AC0E calls but not their exchange or who they were working.
I think K6MR was on but all I could copy from him was MR and none of his
exchange. After 15 minutes I gave up having not worked any call. Propagation
in Missouri was nonexistent. Will try again next week.

Dick KS0M



Richard C. "Dick" White

Fulton, MO 65251 U.S.A

Amateur Radio Station KS0M

CTY-2706 Country Files - 12 May 2017

Jim Reisert AD1C
 

The Country (CTY) Files were updated on 12 May 2017:

http://www.country-files.com/cty-2706-12-may-2017/

For installation instructions, start at:

http://www.country-files.com/

Hover your mouse over the word Contest in the menu, then select the
software you are using.

To install the file, follow the link to your software at the top of the page.

If you are interested in a bigger CTY.DAT for everyday logging, you can get
it here:

http://www.country-files.com/big-cty-12-may-2017/

Note that the release notes (and Version Entity) for this larger file are
different than what is shown below. There is a separate link to them.

Here are the release notes:

12 May 2017 (CTY-2706)
VER20170512, Version entity is Malpelo Island, HK0/m

Added/changed Entities/Prefixes/Callsigns:

* GS8YL is Shetland Islands, *GM/s
* GB0BCG and GB2RDR are both Scotland, GM
* IQ0NU/P is Sardinia, IS
* Added entity Midway Island, KH4
* KI6LPT is Hawaii, KH6
* Added entity Kure Island, KH7K
* KB1NZB is Puerto Rico, KP4
* LU1QR/Q is Argentina, LU
* R100LK, R100MSZ, R1147M, R122DR, R12APR, R150S, R1605M, R1611M, R1712M,
R1895DR, R1934G, R1945HS, R1961AG, R1961GP, R1963VT, R2017CC, R20MDXC,
R25SRR, R70URK, R70YWA, R75GAK, RA56GC, RG56GC, RM25OL, RM56GC, RO25KI,
RO25KR, RO25LO, RO25MA, RO25MO, RO25OR, RO25RO, RO25SP, RO25VO, RP72AA,
RP72AD, RP72AF, RP72AH, RP72AM, RP72AS, RP72AT, RP72B, RP72BA, RP72BG,
RP72BK, RP72BL, RP72BR, RP72CP, RP72DK, RP72DO, RP72DP, RP72EL, RP72ES,
RP72F, RP72FA, RP72FP, RP72FR, RP72FS, RP72FV, RP72GD, RP72GE, RP72GF,
RP72GL, RP72GT, RP72GV, RP72GY, RP72IF, RP72IL, RP72IN, RP72IP, RP72IS,
RP72IW, RP72K, RP72KC, RP72KD, RP72KF, RP72KG, RP72KK, RP72KN, RP72KO,
RP72KP, RP72KR, RP72KU, RP72L, RP72LG, RP72LO, RP72M, RP72MB, RP72MG, RP72MK,
RP72MM, RP72MR, RP72MX, RP72N, RP72ND, RP72NP, RP72NR, RP72NV, RP72O, RP72OK,
RP72OM, RP72ON, RP72OS, RP72OT, RP72PA, RP72PD, RP72PP, RP72PR, RP72RD,
RP72RL, RP72RO, RP72RP, RP72RT, RP72S, RP72SB, RP72SE, RP72SH, RP72SK,
RP72SM, RP72SO, RP72SP, RP72SR, RP72SZ, RP72T, RP72TA, RP72TF, RP72TK,
RP72TP, RP72TR, RP72TV, RP72TW, RP72VB, RP72VF, RP72VG, RP72VL, RP72VT,
RP72W, RP72WA, RP72WF, RP72WM, RP72WN, RP72WR, RP72WW, RP72YM, RP72YP,
RP72ZA, RP72ZG, RP72ZK, RT56GC, RT9T/3, RV56GC, RZ9SZ/3 and UE72LB are all European Russia, UA
* RO25KL, RP72A, RP72MU, RP72PT and RP72RK are all European Russia, UA in ITU zone 19
* RP72AG, RP72I, RP72IZ, RP72MF and RP72WO are all European Russia, UA in ITU zone 30
* RA/UR8IF and RK6YM/8 are both Asiatic Russia, UA9 in ITU zone 20
* R2017F/P is Asiatic Russia, UA9 in CQ zone 16
* RK56GC is Asiatic Russia, UA9 in CQ zone 18, ITU zone 32
* VK9AA is Christmas Island, VK9X

Removed Entities/Prefixes/Callsigns:

* RI1AND in Antarctica, CE9
* KF6AXS in Alaska, KL
* N1YAY in Puerto Rico, KP4
* LU3AJL/H in Argentina, LU
* TA1FA/2 in Asiatic Turkey, TA
* R9JO/6 and UB5O/1 in European Russia, UA
* UA4WHX/2 in Kaliningrad, UA2
* RU9MV/0 in Asiatic Russia, UA9

73 - Jim AD1C

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Call for Papers - Digital Communications Conference

Ford, Steve, WB8IMY
 

Technical papers are solicited for presentation at the 36th Annual ARRL/TAPR Digital Communications Conference, to be held September 15-17 in St Louis, Missouri at the Holiday Inn Airport West in Earth City. Papers will also be published in the Conference Proceedings. Authors do not need to attend the conference to have their papers included in the Proceedings. The submission deadline is July 31, 2017. Submit papers to via e-mail to maty@...<mailto:maty@...>, or via post to Maty Weinberg, KB1EIB, ARRL, 225 Main St, Newington, CT 06111. Papers will be published exactly as submitted, and authors will retain all rights.

Contest on 80 meter just now?

Torben Kahr <oz9ga@...>
 

Contest on 80 meter just now?

Hvat sort of contest??

vy 73 de OZ9GA 85P9X) Torben


Torben Kahr
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13th/14th May: 51th A. VOLTA RTTY CONTEST

iw1ayd Salvo
 

Hi all,

from 12:00 GMT Saturday May 13, 2017 until 12:00 GMT Sunday May 14, 2017 there will be the 51th A. Volta RTTY contest.

After months of inactivity, heavy work and family commitments, it will be a pleasure to be there @IQ1RY. Radio, radio, radio!

We will team, IW1AYD Salvo and IW1QN Federico, with any OM in the neighborhoods willingly to be there with us. Even for a short time.


Have a look at http://www.contestvolta.com

Don't be shy if the English PDF file say "... 48th Alessandro VOLTA RTTY DX CONTEST".
AFAIK nothing changed so far since then.

Hope to CU all on air and to have fun during the Volta!

Thanks to I2DMI e IK2LOL for all theirs yearly efforts!

73 de iw1ayd Salvo, 5thVolta@IQ1RY

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Standard disclaimer apply :-)
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NS RTTY this Thursday

Ken K6MR
 

Greetings Diddlers:

Another good session last week. KC2WUF is getting in the Sprint groove, and NS RTTY founder N6ZFO was heard diddling away! I’ve been like WD0T recently (everyone but me gets my mult) so here’s hoping Bill keeps our Thursday evening rendezvous on a regular basis. Still lots of daylight at NS time so 160 and even 80 are not real good out west.

The CW guys reported some sporadic E on 10 and 15 was open in the Midwest, so it’s the time of the year to start checking those higher bands. I know our “rules” call for 160-15, but you all have permission to use whatever band(s) you like. This is practice, and making band change decisions are just part of the game. I’ve opened up the listing below to include 10 officially. What about 6 meters? Any activity on RTTY there? You VHF types could let me know if we should add 6 just for fun.

Here are the details for our Thursday evening ditty:
Friday, 12 May 2017, 0145Z - 0215Z (Thursday, 11 May 2017 in NA)
-- 1845 - 1915 PDT
-- 2145 - 2215 EDT
-- (others in-between those two)
-- 160: 1805 and up (Last two minutes seem to be popular…)
-- 80/40/20/15/10 +80kHz up from the band edge (start checking those higher bands!)
-- Same band dupes ok after 1 intervening Q.
-- 1 kHz QSY rule, otherwise standard Sprint rules
-- Mults per band
-- 100W power limit

Please visit http://www.ncccsprint.com/rttyns.html for complete rules and links to other info. If you find any problems with the web pages, please let me know so we can get them fixed.
If you would like to receive all the latest info about NS as well as a have a place for comments and questions, sign up for the NS mailing list: http://www.kkn.net/mailman/listinfo/nccc-blue

Report scores to 3830scores.com, and join us at 0300Z on 3610 kHz (+/- a few for ongoing groups) for comments and questions (and dinner menus).

Diddle diddle,

Ken K6MR

Re: Help

Rich VE3KI
 

The window is probably off the screen. Hover the mouse over the N1MM+ icon
on the Windows task bar. You should see more than one miniature window just
above the task bar. One of them will be the Digital Interface window.
Right-click on it, select Move, press one of the arrow keys on your
keyboard a couple of times, and the window should appear. You can move it
with the mouse and mouse-click when you have put it where you want it.

Or, you can shut down N1MM+, open the N1MM Logger.ini file, look for the
section called [DigitalInterface1], and in that section find the line
Left=xxxx and change it to Left=0, find the line Top=xxxx and change it to
Top=0, save the ini file and once that is done, start N1MM+. The DI window
should now be at the top left corner of the screen.

73,
Rich VE3KI

Re: Help

Al Hanzl
 

Reboot?

On May 8, 2017, at 2:15 PM, Richard White <whiter26@...> wrote:

John,
I have clicked on the "digital interface" several times and the receive
window does not appear. Log window shows ok . The MMTTY waterfall shows ok
but not the receive window.
Any other ideas ??
Dick KS0M

Richard C. "Dick" White
Fulton, MO 65251 U.S.A
Amateur Radio Station KS0M

-----Original Message-----
From: John Barber [mailto:john@...]
Sent: Monday, May 08, 2017 12:51 PM
To: 'Richard White'; 'RTTY, Contesting'
Subject: RE: [RTTY] Help

Go to the 'window' tab on the main N1MM+ window and click 'digital
interface'. Or if it's the logging window that you have lost, click on 'log'
John GW4SKA

-----Original Message-----
From: RTTY [mailto:rtty-bounces@...] On Behalf Of Richard White
Sent: 08 May 2017 18:40
To: RTTY, Contesting <rtty@...>
Subject: [RTTY] Help

Using N1MM+ latest version with MMTTY engine. I was setting up N1MM+ for
the next contest (NS) and accidently deleted the Receive window and I can't
get it back. Anyone help me get the window back. I have forgotten what to
do. Thanks

Dick KS0M



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Fulton, MO 65251 U.S.A

Amateur Radio Station KS0M



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Re: Help

Richard White <whiter26@...>
 

John,
I have clicked on the "digital interface" several times and the receive
window does not appear. Log window shows ok . The MMTTY waterfall shows ok
but not the receive window.
Any other ideas ??
Dick KS0M

Richard C. "Dick" White
Fulton, MO 65251 U.S.A
Amateur Radio Station KS0M

-----Original Message-----
From: John Barber [mailto:john@...]
Sent: Monday, May 08, 2017 12:51 PM
To: 'Richard White'; 'RTTY, Contesting'
Subject: RE: [RTTY] Help

Go to the 'window' tab on the main N1MM+ window and click 'digital
interface'. Or if it's the logging window that you have lost, click on 'log'
John GW4SKA

-----Original Message-----
From: RTTY [mailto:rtty-bounces@...] On Behalf Of Richard White
Sent: 08 May 2017 18:40
To: RTTY, Contesting <rtty@...>
Subject: [RTTY] Help

Using N1MM+ latest version with MMTTY engine. I was setting up N1MM+ for
the next contest (NS) and accidently deleted the Receive window and I can't
get it back. Anyone help me get the window back. I have forgotten what to
do. Thanks

Dick KS0M



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Fulton, MO 65251 U.S.A

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Re: Help

John GW4SKA
 

Go to the 'window' tab on the main N1MM+ window and click 'digital
interface'. Or if it's the logging window that you have lost, click on 'log'
John GW4SKA

-----Original Message-----
From: RTTY [mailto:rtty-bounces@...] On Behalf Of Richard White
Sent: 08 May 2017 18:40
To: RTTY, Contesting <rtty@...>
Subject: [RTTY] Help

Using N1MM+ latest version with MMTTY engine. I was setting up N1MM+ for
the next contest (NS) and accidently deleted the Receive window and I can't
get it back. Anyone help me get the window back. I have forgotten what to
do. Thanks

Dick KS0M



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Help

Richard White <whiter26@...>
 

Using N1MM+ latest version with MMTTY engine. I was setting up N1MM+ for
the next contest (NS) and accidently deleted the Receive window and I can't
get it back. Anyone help me get the window back. I have forgotten what to
do. Thanks

Dick KS0M



Richard C. "Dick" White

Fulton, MO 65251 U.S.A

Amateur Radio Station KS0M

CTY-2705 Country Files - 05 May 2017

Jim Reisert AD1C
 

The Country (CTY) Files were updated on 05 May 2017:

http://www.country-files.com/cty-2705-05-may-2017/

For installation instructions, start at:

http://www.country-files.com/

Hover your mouse over the word Contest in the menu, then select the
software you are using.

To install the file, follow the link to your software at the top of the page.

If you are interested in a bigger CTY.DAT for everyday logging, you can get
it here:

http://www.country-files.com/big-cty-05-may-2017/

Note that the release notes (and Version Entity) for this larger file are
different than what is shown below. There is a separate link to them.

Here are the release notes:

5 May 2017 (CTY-2705)
VER20170505, Version entity is Timor - Leste, 4W

Added/changed Callsigns/prefixes:

* TA6CQ/1 is European Turkey, *TA1
* BG8FUL/0 is China, BY in CQ zone 23, ITU zone 42
* RI1ANP is Antarctica, CE9 in CQ zone 39, ITU zone 69
* EA5RKB/8 is Canary Islands, EA8
* TX5EG is French Polynesia, FO
* FO/JI1JKW is Austral Islands, FO/a
* FO/IZ2ZTQ is Marquesas Islands, FO/m
* GB0USR and GB2BCW are both Northern Ireland, GI
* GB0SRC and GM4WSB/P are both Scotland, GM
* GB2BYF is Wales, GW
* IQ0AH/P, IQ0AI/P and IQ0AM/P are all Sardinia, IS
* K4VOZ is United States, K in CQ zone 4, ITU zone 8
* K5ROE, KC8GCR and WB8YSQ are all United States, K in CQ zone 5, ITU zone 8
* KH0C is Guam, KH2
* AC7N, K0OUS, K6AMA, KC3GZT, KD5ACN, N3ZFY, NH2IB and W8WH are all Hawaii, KH6
* AE7KS, KC0CYR, KC1DL, KI4GAG, KN4CCY and WB7QWM are all Alaska, KL
* WB2KQW is US Virgin Islands, KP2
* LU3EJ/L is Argentina, LU
* LU5AJX/V is Argentina, LU in ITU zone 16
* PY0NY is Fernando de Noronha, PY0F
* R80PSP, R870C, RX3XX/N, UA0JL/6, UA0QQJ/3, UE25FO and UE99PW are all European Russia, UA
* RP72X is European Russia, UA in CQ zone 17, ITU zone 20
* RA36GS, RD0B/8, RN3QOP/9, RP72AZ, RP72DT, RP72FI, RP72GB, RP72GK,
RP72GP, RP72GR, RP72IM, RP72KB, RP72KE, RP72LL, RP72MJ, RP72MS, RP72OB,
RP72PJ, RP72R, RP72SA, RP72TG, RP72ZW, RT60RT and RU5D/8 are all Asiatic Russia, UA9
* RP72DS, RP72GS, RP72SF and RP72YF are all Asiatic Russia, UA9 in ITU zone 20
* RP72AR, RP72GI, RP72GM, RP72UF, RP72WU and RZ5D/4 are all Asiatic Russia, UA9 in CQ zone 16
* RC4W/9, RP72BP, RP72KM, RP72MP, RP72NM and RP72SL are all Asiatic Russia, UA9 in CQ zone 18, ITU zone 31
* RP72AB and RV9WP/9 are both Asiatic Russia, UA9 in CQ zone 18, ITU zone 32
* R70LWA, RP72DG and RP72SD are all Asiatic Russia, UA9 in CQ zone 19, ITU zone 34
* VK2FBBB/9 is Norfolk Island, VK9N
* HF0ARC and RI1ANB are both South Shetland Islands, VP8/h

Removed Callsigns/prefixes:

* 4X6TT/JY1 in Israel, 4X
* RI1ANN in Antarctica, CE9
* AO3MWC/8 and EA2SG/8 in Canary Islands, EA8
* EA5RKB/9 and EB9PH/P in Ceuta & Melilla, EA9
* TO3Z and TO7D in Guadeloupe, FG
* TX5T in Austral Islands, FO/a
* GB0PAT, GB0SPD, GB1SPD, GB2SPD, GB5SPD, GB8SPD and GB9SPD in Northern Ireland, GI
* GB0GGR, GB2MOF and GB5AG in Scotland, GM
* GB8MG in Wales, GW
* IR0EO in Sardinia, IS
* AB8RL, AG5Z, AJ7G, K4EZS, K4SPO, K4UU, K8YC, K9MWM, K9SG, KC3AZX,
KD9ST, KE1B, KL7JIU, KN8KAZ, KR2E, KU4UK, N5YT, N7EO, NN4SA, W3NX, W8LMG,
W8UV, W9JA, WA2BFW, WA4USA, WH6E, WH6LE, WH6YH, WJ4HCP, WP2C and WU5E
in United States, K
* K6BEF, N0RMC and WX7G in Hawaii, KH6
* KC0UYK, KE7HMJ, KG4WNZ, NW4G and W4RSB in Alaska, KL
* K2D, KG4SZC and KV4CF in US Virgin Islands, KP2
* KD5DVV, KN4AWH and N3JAM in Puerto Rico, KP4
* LU1WL/W, LU1XS/O, LU2AGQ/D, LU2EE/D, LU2WA/W, LU3DR/D, LU5BDS/V,
LU5DTF/D, LU6DM/D, LU6WG/W, LU7JMS/J, LU8ACH/D, LU8EHV/D, LU8EXJ/D, LU8XW/X,
LU8XW/XP, LU9EI/D, LU9EV/D, LW1ECO/V and LW7EDH/D in Argentina, LU
* SV1EIJ/9 in Crete, SV9
* R80UPOL, R870M, R8CZ/4, R9CZ/4, R9XC/1, RM94AE, RT9T/3, UA0BDS/1,
UA2FT/6, UA4RF, UA6HBO/N, UE23DKA, UE23DSA, UE23DZO and UE28AFG in European Russia, UA
* R9MJ/9, RA/DF8DX, RJ17WG, RK9DR/N, RN9N/9, RP72PK, RQ17WG, RT9K/9,
RW4YA/0 and RX17WG in Asiatic Russia, UA9
* UR5KGG/WAP, UT1KY/WAP and UT7UA/WAP in Ukraine, UR
* CF7AAW/1 in Canada, VE
* VK9AA in Cocos (Keeling) Islands, VK9C
* LU4CJM/Z and OA0MP in South Shetland Islands, VP8/h

73 - Jim AD1C

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NS RTTY this Thursday

Ken K6MR
 

Greetings Diddlers:

Good group last week. David, KC2WUF was our new station of the week. Welcome David, and we’ll look for you to improve your first score. I won the “Lid of the week” award for calling CQ on 160 with a disconnected receive antenna! NN7SS probably wore out his macro key trying to call me. Sorry, Burt. I promise to do better this week.

The upcoming weekend has a plethora of activity, including a few with RTTY modes. So fire up your setup and make sure everything is ready for the weekend.

Here are the details for our Thursday evening ditty:
Friday, 5 May 2017, 0145Z - 0215Z (Thursday, 4 May 2017 in NA)
-- 1845 - 1915 PDT
-- 2145 - 2215 EDT
-- (others in-between those two)
-- 160: 1805 and up (Last two minutes seem to be popular…)
-- 80/40/20/15 +80kHz up from the band edge (check 20 at the start just in case)
-- Same band dupes ok after 1 intervening Q.
-- 1 kHz QSY rule, otherwise standard Sprint rules
-- Mults per band
-- 100W power limit

Please visit http://www.ncccsprint.com/rttyns.html for complete rules and links to other info. If you find any problems with the web pages, please let me know so we can get them fixed.
If you would like to receive all the latest info about NS as well as a have a place for comments and questions, sign up for the NS mailing list: http://www.kkn.net/mailman/listinfo/nccc-blue

Report scores to 3830scores.com, and join us at 0300Z on 3610 kHz (+/- a few for ongoing groups) for comments and questions (and dinner menus).

Diddle diddle,

Ken K6MR

REMOVE

Mike Hatcher <mrhatcher1234@...>
 

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Subject: RTTY Digest, Vol 172, Issue 23

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Today's Topics:

  1. TS 590s on RTTY (Dave Barr)
  2. Dayton RTTY Contest Dinner (Ed Muns)
  3. Re: TS 590s on RTTY (K6UFO Mark Aaker)
  4. NS RTTY this Thursday (Ken K6MR)
  5. MMTTY Tx Tab settings (Ktfrog007@...)
  6. Re: MMTTY Tx Tab settings (Joe Subich, W4TV)


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Message: 1
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 16:54:00 -0400
From: Dave Barr <recordupe@...>
To: rtty@...
Subject: [RTTY] TS 590s on RTTY
Message-ID: <ad46753d-1400-a93d-1124-4d970d82ab5e@...>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=utf-8; format=flowed

I am planning to help a local ham get his TS 590S on digital.  I haven't
seen the rig yet, but have looked at the manual on line, which seems
Kenwoodishly lacking the needed details.  My questions:

Can the rig run RTTY with only a usp-usp cable between the rig and
computer, which the manual hints at?
Is TS 590 FSK true FSK or is it internally generated AFSK?
If AFSK is desired, must it be run through the 13pin din connection?
Are all filters available in all modes?
I prefer not using interfaces, other than small transformer-isolation
boards and ptt connection.

Thanks for any advice.  I have been spoiled by my K3.

73, Dave, K2YG


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Message: 2
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 15:22:42 -0700
From: "Ed Muns" <ed@...>
To: <rtty@...>
Subject: [RTTY] Dayton RTTY Contest Dinner
Message-ID: <5CEACB254BF74283A2AB0C8AE074D320@h81420t>
Content-Type: text/plain;    charset="US-ASCII"

The Dayton Hamvention is rapidly approaching and there is still room left in
the informal RTTY Contest Dinner.  Here are the details ...

When: Thursday, 18 May, 6pm

Where: Spaghetti Warehouse, 36 West 5th Street (two blocks from Crowne Plaza
hotel and three blocks from Convention Center parking garage)

What: Informal dinner with RTTY contesting friends (or, whomever)

Menu: choice of:
      - Spaghetti & Meatballs
      - Incredible 15-Layer Lasagne
      - Fettuccini Alfredo
      - Four-Cheese Manicotti
      - Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad
      Includes crisp fresh garden salad, freshly baked sourdough bread
      and your choice of soft drink or tea

Cost: $21

RSVP: Ed W0YK with check or feeless (to me) PayPal transaction to
w0yk@....  Mailing address: POB 1877, Los Gatos, CA 95031-1877

(Feeless PayPal transactions are done by choosing "Friends and Family" and
using funds already in your PayPal account or cash drawn from your bank
account.  Any transaction type that uses credit cards will need to be for
$24 to cover the fee I will be charged.  I can also process credit cards
directly for $24.)

A banquet room is reserved that comfortably holds 55 people, so the first 54
to RSVP with payment will get a seat.

"Program": Hank W6SX will moderate a round of introductions with each of us
sharing a favorite RTTY operating tip (hint, hint).  Stu K6TU will give us
an update on the Makrothen RTTY Contest.  Dennis W1UE will share how he sets
up and operates SO2R.

Raffle: If someone would like to put together a prize raffle, that's fine,
too.  I can provide vendor contacts that Fred WW4LL and I used a few years
ago.  Contact me if you'd like to help out.

Audio-Visual request:  If you have a PC projector and screen you can get to
the dinner that would be nice for a couple of the presenters.

Hope to see you in Dayton!

73,
Ed W0YK



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Message: 3
Date: Wed, 26 Apr 2017 02:08:14 +0000 (UTC)
From: K6UFO Mark Aaker <k6ufo@...>
To: "rtty@..." <rtty@...>
Subject: Re: [RTTY] TS 590s on RTTY
Message-ID: <399083402.3743397.1493172494172@...>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8

Hi Dave, I own a TS-590s and operate RTTY and digital modes.
Can the rig run RTTY with only a usp-usp cable...
Yes, the USB port provides rig control (serial port) and an audio device. You can
run AFSK or other audio digital modes without any more interface.

Is TS 590 FSK true FSK...
For FSK you must use the 13-pin connector and send a shift signal. Works fine, I
don't know what it might be doing inside the radio. I've never had a problem.

If AFSK is desired, must it be run through the 13pin din connection?
AFSK can be through the USB audio device, or through the 13 pin connector.
FSK is through the 13 pin connector.

Are all filters available in all modes?
No, FSK or DATA modes have a smaller selection of available filter widths, compared
say to CW. And some noise reduction and other features are different or not available.
But, I've never found it to be a big problem or overly limited my operating.

Mark Aaker K6UFO


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Message: 4
Date: Wed, 26 Apr 2017 05:34:17 +0000
From: Ken K6MR <@k6mr>
To: "RTTY@..." <RTTY@...>,
    "cq-contest@..."    <cq-contest@...>, NS
    <nccc-blue@...>
Subject: [RTTY] NS RTTY this Thursday
Message-ID:
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Content-Type: text/plain; charset="Windows-1252"

Greetings Diddlers:

Quite the active group last week with high scores all around. Even WD0T was back from basement rehab work!  The weekend BARTG 75 baud Sprint was a bit thin out west here but I see a few Midwest/east coast guys worked a few.  Looks like the upcoming weekend has a Digital test on 10 meters (not going to hold my breath on that one), so this Thursday may be your only shot at a little RTTY activity.

So fire up the radios and join us for some keyboarding Qs.

Here are the details for our Thursday evening ditty:
Friday,  28 Apr 2017, 0145Z - 0215Z (Thursday, 27 Apr 2017 in NA)
-- 1845 - 1915 PDT  (no reminders, everyone is DST acclimated)
-- 2145 - 2215 EDT
-- (others in-between those two)
-- 160: 1805 and up (Last two minutes seem to be popular?)
-- 80/40/20/15 +80kHz up from the band edge  (check 20 at the start just in case)
-- Same band dupes ok after 1 intervening Q.
-- 1 kHz QSY rule, otherwise standard Sprint rules
-- Mults per band
-- 100W power limit

Please visit http://www.ncccsprint.com/rttyns.html for complete rules and links to other info. If you find any problems with the web pages, please let me know so we can get them fixed.
If you would like to receive all the latest info about NS as well as a have a place for comments and questions, sign up for the NS mailing list:  http://www.kkn.net/mailman/listinfo/nccc-blue

Report scores to 3830scores.com, and join us at 0300Z on 3610 kHz (+/- a few for ongoing groups) for comments and questions (and dinner menus).

Diddle diddle,

Ken K6MR





------------------------------

Message: 5
Date: Wed, 26 Apr 2017 09:00:21 -0400
From: Ktfrog007@...
To: lists@..., ed@..., rtty@...
Subject: [RTTY] MMTTY Tx Tab settings
Message-ID: <2544d1.4e86bdb0.4631f3e5@...>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="US-ASCII"

I'd like some info on setting parameters in the TxBPF/TxLPF box in  the
MMTTY TX Tab section . 

I can't find good documentation in the MMTTY help file.  There has  been
some discussion here recently.

The parameters and their apparent default settings (from  most Profiles)
are: 

Tx BPF check  box              [default  = Selected?]
Tap (range 24-512)          [default = 48]
Tx LPF check  box                [default  = not Selected]
Freq in hz (range 40-600)    [default = 100]

What do each of these do and what are the optimum settings?

Thanks & 73,
Ken, AB1J



In a message dated 2017-04-25 2:18:13 P.M. Coordinated Universal Tim, 
lists@... writes:

On  4/25/2017 10:04 AM, Ed Muns wrote:
  Set MMTTY taps to 512  too.
AND *check* TxBPF (TX tab) it is not checked by default.
TxBPF  is not needed for FSK and increases the processor
load (for marginal  systems) on AFSK.

You will also want to set Freq (bandwidth) to 600 Hz  (or
enter 400 Hz manually).  300 Hz is too narrow with  512
taps.

73,

... Joe, W4TV


On  4/25/2017 10:04 AM, Ed Muns wrote:
AFSK on the K3/K3S is fine with low  tones if the radio AFSK TX filter
is enabled. Set MMTTY taps to 512  too. Make sure to set the same
audio  tone pair in both the radio  and MMTTY.

73,
Ed  W0YK
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Message: 6
Date: Wed, 26 Apr 2017 09:25:44 -0400
From: "Joe Subich, W4TV" <lists@...>
To: RTTY <rtty@...>
Subject: Re: [RTTY] MMTTY Tx Tab settings
Message-ID: <52210810-7fac-34fd-2940-5eea277384ee@...>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=utf-8; format=flowed


> What do each of these do and what are the optimum settings?
> Tx BPF check  box              [default  = Selected?]

Enables a bandpass filter in the AFSK output.  The bandpass filter
removes distortion products and harmonics.

> Tx LPF check  box                [default  = not Selected]

Enables a lowpass filter in the AFSK output.  The lowpass filter
removes harmonics, it does not impact distortion or switching
transients.

Note: these filters only act on the audio generated by the sound
card.  They do not remove distortion/harmonics generated by
running the sound card at maximum output level (clipping in the
analog output) or over driving the input of the transceiver. Nor
do they remove hum caused by improper grounding/bonding of the
computer soundcard, interface, and transceiver.

> Tap (range 24-512)          [default = 48]

Controls the steepness of the filter skirts.  Full details is an
in depth topic on the mathematics of digital signal processing.

> Freq in hz (range 40-600)    [default = 100]

Controls the width of the bandpass filter.  Note: with high tap
numbers (steep sided filters) the bandwidth should be *greater than*
400Hz to prevent loss of "sharpness" in the mark/space transitions.

73,

    ... Joe, W4TV


On 4/26/2017 9:00 AM, Kermit (aka Ken) via RTTY wrote:
I'd like some info on setting parameters in the TxBPF/TxLPF box in  the
MMTTY TX Tab section .

I can't find good documentation in the MMTTY help file.  There has  been
some discussion here recently.

The parameters and their apparent default settings (from  most Profiles)
are:

Tx BPF check  box              [default  = Selected?]
Tap (range 24-512)          [default = 48]
Tx LPF check  box                [default  = not Selected]
Freq in hz (range 40-600)    [default = 100]

What do each of these do and what are the optimum settings?

Thanks & 73,
Ken, AB1J



In a message dated 2017-04-25 2:18:13 P.M. Coordinated Universal Tim,
lists@... writes:

On  4/25/2017 10:04 AM, Ed Muns wrote:
  Set MMTTY taps to 512  too.
AND *check* TxBPF (TX tab) it is not checked by default.
TxBPF  is not needed for FSK and increases the processor
load (for marginal  systems) on AFSK.

You will also want to set Freq (bandwidth) to 600 Hz  (or
enter 400 Hz manually).  300 Hz is too narrow with  512
taps.

73,

... Joe, W4TV


On  4/25/2017 10:04 AM, Ed Muns wrote:
AFSK on the K3/K3S is fine with low  tones if the radio AFSK TX filter
is enabled. Set MMTTY taps to 512  too. Make sure to set the same
audio  tone pair in both the radio  and MMTTY.

73,
Ed  W0YK
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Re: MMTTY Tx Tab settings

Joe Subich, W4TV
 

If your computer is not CPU limited (e.g. an old < 2 GHz Pentium),
I would use 512 taps and 400 Hz (type in 400). With an older CPU,
you can probably get away with 96 or 128 taps but not have quite as
"clean" a signal (even the default 48 tap setting has some benefit).

Note - it is still important to connect AFSK audio to the rig's "Line"
input (typically a DATA, ACC or PKT jack - even a phone patch input) to
prevent over driving the audio stages as well as as well as properly
bonding the computer, interface and rig to avoid introducing hum and
RF feedback ("common mode" RFI). Also disconnect the microphone and
keep power output below about 80 watts (with rigs using "12V" final
transistors) to minimize IMD in the final amplifier.

A good article on the issues of "filtered AFSK" was written by K0SM
several years ago:
http://www.frontiernet.net/~aflowers/k3rtty/k3rtty.html

73,

... Joe, W4TV

On 4/26/2017 10:35 AM, Ktfrog007@... wrote:
Hi Joe,

What do you consider the best/optimal settings for Tap and Freg? I do
AFSK.

73,
Ken, AB1J


In a message dated 2017-04-26 1:31:04 P.M. Coordinated Universal Tim,
lists@... writes:


What do each of these do and what are the optimum settings?
Tx BPF check box [default = Selected?]
Enables a bandpass filter in the AFSK output. The bandpass filter
removes distortion products and harmonics.

Tx LPF check box [default = not Selected]
Enables a lowpass filter in the AFSK output. The lowpass filter
removes harmonics, it does not impact distortion or switching
transients.

Note: these filters only act on the audio generated by the sound
card. They do not remove distortion/harmonics generated by
running the sound card at maximum output level (clipping in the
analog output) or over driving the input of the transceiver. Nor
do they remove hum caused by improper grounding/bonding of the
computer soundcard, interface, and transceiver.

Tap (range 24-512) [default = 48]
Controls the steepness of the filter skirts. Full details is an
in depth topic on the mathematics of digital signal processing.

Freq in hz (range 40-600) [default = 100]
Controls the width of the bandpass filter. Note: with high tap
numbers (steep sided filters) the bandwidth should be *greater than*
400Hz to prevent loss of "sharpness" in the mark/space transitions.

73,

... Joe, W4TV


On 4/26/2017 9:00 AM, Kermit (aka Ken) via RTTY wrote:
I'd like some info on setting parameters in the TxBPF/TxLPF box in the
MMTTY TX Tab section .

I can't find good documentation in the MMTTY help file. There has been
some discussion here recently.

The parameters and their apparent default settings (from most Profiles)
are:

Tx BPF check box [default = Selected?]
Tap (range 24-512) [default = 48]
Tx LPF check box [default = not Selected]
Freq in hz (range 40-600) [default = 100]

What do each of these do and what are the optimum settings?

Thanks & 73,
Ken, AB1J



In a message dated 2017-04-25 2:18:13 P.M. Coordinated Universal Tim,
lists@... writes:

On 4/25/2017 10:04 AM, Ed Muns wrote:
Set MMTTY taps to 512 too.
AND *check* TxBPF (TX tab) it is not checked by default.
TxBPF is not needed for FSK and increases the processor
load (for marginal systems) on AFSK.

You will also want to set Freq (bandwidth) to 600 Hz (or
enter 400 Hz manually). 300 Hz is too narrow with 512
taps.

73,

... Joe, W4TV


On 4/25/2017 10:04 AM, Ed Muns wrote:
AFSK on the K3/K3S is fine with low tones if the radio AFSK TX filter
is enabled. Set MMTTY taps to 512 too. Make sure to set the same
audio tone pair in both the radio and MMTTY.

73,
Ed W0YK
_______________________________________________
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RTTY@...
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Re: MMTTY Tx Tab settings

Joe Subich, W4TV
 

What do each of these do and what are the optimum settings?
Tx BPF check box [default = Selected?]
Enables a bandpass filter in the AFSK output. The bandpass filter
removes distortion products and harmonics.

Tx LPF check box [default = not Selected]
Enables a lowpass filter in the AFSK output. The lowpass filter
removes harmonics, it does not impact distortion or switching
transients.

Note: these filters only act on the audio generated by the sound
card. They do not remove distortion/harmonics generated by
running the sound card at maximum output level (clipping in the
analog output) or over driving the input of the transceiver. Nor
do they remove hum caused by improper grounding/bonding of the
computer soundcard, interface, and transceiver.

Tap (range 24-512) [default = 48]
Controls the steepness of the filter skirts. Full details is an
in depth topic on the mathematics of digital signal processing.

Freq in hz (range 40-600) [default = 100]
Controls the width of the bandpass filter. Note: with high tap
numbers (steep sided filters) the bandwidth should be *greater than*
400Hz to prevent loss of "sharpness" in the mark/space transitions.

73,

... Joe, W4TV


On 4/26/2017 9:00 AM, Kermit (aka Ken) via RTTY wrote:
I'd like some info on setting parameters in the TxBPF/TxLPF box in the
MMTTY TX Tab section .

I can't find good documentation in the MMTTY help file. There has been
some discussion here recently.

The parameters and their apparent default settings (from most Profiles)
are:

Tx BPF check box [default = Selected?]
Tap (range 24-512) [default = 48]
Tx LPF check box [default = not Selected]
Freq in hz (range 40-600) [default = 100]

What do each of these do and what are the optimum settings?

Thanks & 73,
Ken, AB1J



In a message dated 2017-04-25 2:18:13 P.M. Coordinated Universal Tim,
lists@... writes:

On 4/25/2017 10:04 AM, Ed Muns wrote:
Set MMTTY taps to 512 too.
AND *check* TxBPF (TX tab) it is not checked by default.
TxBPF is not needed for FSK and increases the processor
load (for marginal systems) on AFSK.

You will also want to set Freq (bandwidth) to 600 Hz (or
enter 400 Hz manually). 300 Hz is too narrow with 512
taps.

73,

... Joe, W4TV


On 4/25/2017 10:04 AM, Ed Muns wrote:
AFSK on the K3/K3S is fine with low tones if the radio AFSK TX filter
is enabled. Set MMTTY taps to 512 too. Make sure to set the same
audio tone pair in both the radio and MMTTY.

73,
Ed W0YK
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RTTY@...
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RTTY@...
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MMTTY Tx Tab settings

Kermit Lehman
 

I'd like some info on setting parameters in the TxBPF/TxLPF box in the
MMTTY TX Tab section .

I can't find good documentation in the MMTTY help file. There has been
some discussion here recently.

The parameters and their apparent default settings (from most Profiles)
are:

Tx BPF check box [default = Selected?]
Tap (range 24-512) [default = 48]
Tx LPF check box [default = not Selected]
Freq in hz (range 40-600) [default = 100]

What do each of these do and what are the optimum settings?

Thanks & 73,
Ken, AB1J

In a message dated 2017-04-25 2:18:13 P.M. Coordinated Universal Tim,
lists@... writes:

On 4/25/2017 10:04 AM, Ed Muns wrote:
Set MMTTY taps to 512 too.
AND *check* TxBPF (TX tab) it is not checked by default.
TxBPF is not needed for FSK and increases the processor
load (for marginal systems) on AFSK.

You will also want to set Freq (bandwidth) to 600 Hz (or
enter 400 Hz manually). 300 Hz is too narrow with 512
taps.

73,

... Joe, W4TV


On 4/25/2017 10:04 AM, Ed Muns wrote:
AFSK on the K3/K3S is fine with low tones if the radio AFSK TX filter
is enabled. Set MMTTY taps to 512 too. Make sure to set the same
audio tone pair in both the radio and MMTTY.

73,
Ed W0YK
_______________________________________________
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RTTY@...
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NS RTTY this Thursday

Ken K6MR
 

Greetings Diddlers:

Quite the active group last week with high scores all around. Even WD0T was back from basement rehab work! The weekend BARTG 75 baud Sprint was a bit thin out west here but I see a few Midwest/east coast guys worked a few. Looks like the upcoming weekend has a Digital test on 10 meters (not going to hold my breath on that one), so this Thursday may be your only shot at a little RTTY activity.

So fire up the radios and join us for some keyboarding Qs.

Here are the details for our Thursday evening ditty:
Friday, 28 Apr 2017, 0145Z - 0215Z (Thursday, 27 Apr 2017 in NA)
-- 1845 - 1915 PDT (no reminders, everyone is DST acclimated)
-- 2145 - 2215 EDT
-- (others in-between those two)
-- 160: 1805 and up (Last two minutes seem to be popular…)
-- 80/40/20/15 +80kHz up from the band edge (check 20 at the start just in case)
-- Same band dupes ok after 1 intervening Q.
-- 1 kHz QSY rule, otherwise standard Sprint rules
-- Mults per band
-- 100W power limit

Please visit http://www.ncccsprint.com/rttyns.html for complete rules and links to other info. If you find any problems with the web pages, please let me know so we can get them fixed.
If you would like to receive all the latest info about NS as well as a have a place for comments and questions, sign up for the NS mailing list: http://www.kkn.net/mailman/listinfo/nccc-blue

Report scores to 3830scores.com, and join us at 0300Z on 3610 kHz (+/- a few for ongoing groups) for comments and questions (and dinner menus).

Diddle diddle,

Ken K6MR

Re: TS 590s on RTTY

K6UFO Mark Aaker
 

Hi Dave, I own a TS-590s and operate RTTY and digital modes.
Can the rig run RTTY with only a usp-usp cable...
Yes, the USB port provides rig control (serial port) and an audio device. You can
run AFSK or other audio digital modes without any more interface.

Is TS 590 FSK true FSK...
For FSK you must use the 13-pin connector and send a shift signal. Works fine, I
don't know what it might be doing inside the radio. I've never had a problem.

If AFSK is desired, must it be run through the 13pin din connection?
AFSK can be through the USB audio device, or through the 13 pin connector.
FSK is through the 13 pin connector.

Are all filters available in all modes?
No, FSK or DATA modes have a smaller selection of available filter widths, compared
say to CW. And some noise reduction and other features are different or not available.
But, I've never found it to be a big problem or overly limited my operating.

Mark Aaker K6UFO